There's lots of alternatives to the same old same old this year.
I'm not sure if you're aware, especially if you're younger and only know him from Family Guy jokes, but Bill Cosby is one of the funniest comedians ever to tell a joke. His 1983 special Bill Cosby: Himself is one of the all-time great and influential stand-up comedy films, and his '80s NBC show is r ... More >>
In 1926 historian Carter G. Wilson began what was known as Negro History Week in an effort to make the African American story more prevalent in our culture's consciousnesses. The week evolved into an entire month-long celebration and promotion of African American history, which we recognize this mon ... More >>
Over the holidays, we're looking back at some classic Christmas albums taking some track by track and just digging on others. There is an admission that I have to make having written all these Classic Christmas posts this year. When I think of Christmas, I don't think of carols or choirs or ... More >>
As in every year, people died in 2010. Famous people. Sexy people. Or people who were, at one time, both famous and sexy. While they may have been elderly by the time they went to join the Great Majority, it is as they were in their prime that they should be remembered. Keeping that in mind, here ... More >>
Yesterday morning during KPFT's biannual pledge drive, the station was paying homage to recently deceased color-barrier breaker Lena Horne by giving away copies of her biography Stormy Weather and highlighting a 40-minute interview with the black singer/actress about her relationship with whites in ... More >>
Hot off the wire this morning is that pop's two preeminent bionic women have penciled in Houston for dates on their upcoming tours. First up is Christina Aguilera, who will bring her tiny frame and prodigious voice to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion August 12. British diva Leona Lewis, a former ... More >>
Even Lena Horne couldnt make up for Mammy
Curator Margarita de la Vega-Hurtado pairs two agit-prop classics
The Houston International Festival, also known as iFest, has announced the lineup for its 37th annual edition, set to take place April 19-20 and 26-27 on nine stages spread across downtown. Instead of spotlighting a specific country this year, its theme “Out of Africa: The Three Journeys,” encom ... More >>
Juniflip, Believe, 6th Ave. Romp, Heritage
Dolan Smith's "Scar Show" catalogs a life of comic misfortune and tragedy
Nancy Wilson returns from jazz-pop limbo
Joe Coleman, tailor to Houston's zoot suit culture, knows one thing for certain: Sometimes, clothes do make the man.